The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lake Ridge submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Lake Ridge region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,780 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 2005 and are Class B.